20 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills 2019 | Black Hills Travel Blog

20 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills 2019

  • 20 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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The Black Hills and Badlands come to life in the summer season. With wildflowers in bloom and our favorite trails open for hiking and biking, those seeking adventures will find endless opportunities in our neck of the woods.

The longer days and warmer weather welcome outdoor concerts, lively street festivals and Wild West rodeo action throughout the region. Read on for a taste of the many events that make the Black Hills and Badlands a go-to destination all summer long.

June Events

Wild Bill Days
Friday, June 18, 2021 to Saturday, June 19, 2021

Ronnie Milsap and Jo Dee Messina have confirmed for 2021 Wild Bill Days!
June 18 & 19, 2021

Wild Bill Days – Deadwood, South Dakota

July Events

Badlands Astronomy Festival, Badlands National Park
Friday, August 14, 2020

The Annual Badlands Astronomy Festival brings together space science professionals, amateur astronomers, educators, youth groups, South Dakota residents and visitors for a "stellar experience". Celebrate the beauty of a dark night sky and the wonder of space exploration.

August Events

80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Friday, August 7, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, August 16, 2020 (All day)

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, SD, usually during the first full week of August.

Central State's Fair & Rodeo
Friday, August 21, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, August 30, 2020 (All day)

The 75th annual Central States Fair IS ON! 

Hugh Glass Rendezvous Lemmon, SD
Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020

Join us for the 6th Annual Hugh Glass Rendezvous on August 27-30, 2020 in Lemmon, SD as we remember the amazing story of Hugh Glass and his trek back to civilization.

Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
Saturday, August 29, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020

2020 schedule is subject to change at any time and without notice.


For a full line up of festival and events in the Black Hills and Badlands, visit our Events Calendar.

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